I thought the tone of this article was interesting, as it seems that companies are turning to AIs in terms of cyber security. Amazon is now using a recently acquired AI platform to assist in its cyber security defenses. They have bought-out a company known as Harvest.ai and have begun using its algorithms to identify its critical data, and monitor activity against said data with both behavioral analytics and loss prevention techniques.
This Harvest.ai company is known for its MACIE program, which essentially analyzes a company’s network in real-time to discern when unauthorized users access critical data. Amazon Web Services is considering deploying MACIE into its suite of hosting products, which would bolster an already impressive package of securities. IBM has also announced that the popular Watson AI will be available to assist customers with their cyber security needs. It seems that more and more companies are coming to the conclusion that AIs are how to defend against cyber criminals, as the ability to process mass amounts of data and apply it to situations in real-time makes them far more suitable for IT security than humans.